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Many Cities Would File for Bankruptcy, If They Could

As cities in California lineup to file for bankruptcy, it’s not allowed in about half the states in the US. In fact, only 24/50 states in the US allow local municipalities to file for bankruptcy as a way out of … Continue reading

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Bond Insurer MBIA Is Contesting Stockton’s Bankruptcy Filing

As many California cities are falling to bankruptcy, the blame game is heating up. Most municipalities are blaming lucrative employee contracts with unsustainable pensions through CalPERS as the cause of financial difficulties leading to a bankruptcy filing. The employee unions … Continue reading

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Vallejo Once Again Becomes Front-Page News after Filing Bankruptcy

  Just when the people of Vallejo thought that the media firestorm would be gone, cities in California began dropping like flies and filing bankruptcy. Now, Vallejo has become a centerpiece for both a city with dreams and with struggles. … Continue reading

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Courts Targeting Benefits in Municipal Bankruptcy

In California there have been a large number of cities on the brink of filing bankruptcy. This leaves the question, What is causing this phenomenon? A few years ago it started out with Vallejo, California when they had unfunded liabilities … Continue reading

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Mom of Olympic Gymnast Filed for Chapter 13 Bankruptcy

Just to show that no one is immune from filing bankruptcy. It was recently reported that Olympic gymnast, Gabby Douglas’ mom had to file Chapter 13 bankruptcy back in January 2012. Originally, the bankruptcy filing was first reported by entertainment … Continue reading

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As California Cities Struggle, San Bernardino Is Filing Bankruptcy under Chapter 9

  On August 2, 2012 the city of San Bernardino, California, decided there was no other solution but filing bankruptcy and filed in the federal bankruptcy court. The struggling city recently disclosed that it had a $36 million shortfall. This … Continue reading

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Vallejo Is Struggling While Compton Is Next in Line for Bankruptcy Filing

As Vallejo, California tries to recover from a bankruptcy filing, many residents are trying to be optimistic and use it for new opportunities. A local resident, Sheila Dodson said “Just because the coffers are poor doesn’t mean there’s not opportunity.” … Continue reading

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Stockton and San Bernardino Now Filing Bankruptcy

In the last month, two large California cities announced they would be filing bankruptcy because they were unable to meet creditor obligations. In a report released by Moody’s Investors Service it stated that willingness to pay debt obligations may be … Continue reading

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Another City in California, San Bernardino Is Filing Bankruptcy

On Tuesday, San Bernardino City Council found out they only had $150,000 left in their bank accounts, leaving them just enough to make payroll this week. Because of the dire financial situation of the ailing city, the city Council decided … Continue reading

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Stockton Part of a Long List of Cities on the Verge of Bankruptcy

  On May 30, Stockton City Council announced they’d be looking into filing bankruptcy after Wells Fargo repossessed the new City Hall they had just built. Stockton, California, is just one of a long list of municipalities nationwide that is … Continue reading

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